Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms Paperback – March 1, 2003
by Jack Canfield (Author), Mark Victor Hansen (Author), John McPherson (Illustrator)
Because “a picture is worth a thousand words,” Chicken Soup for the Soul offers this very special book that takes a humorous look at motherhood from the perspective of internationally syndicated and award-winning cartoonist John McPherson. So much of the joys and frustrations of motherhood cannot be adequately expressed in words, and that’s where this book fills the bill. A departure from all other books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, this collection is 100% cartoons and guaranteed to make every mom laugh out loud.
This mirth-filled gem depicts everything from pregnancy to empty nest and all points in between, in a tribute to motherhood that is filled with as much laughter as love. Every mother will enjoy the 200 John McPherson original cartoons that fill these pages, and wherever she may be on the journey of motherhood, this book will strike a chord, elicit a smile and bring forth a laugh.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms, like the perennial best-seller Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, is destined to become the series’ next blockbuster!
About the Author
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, are professional speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional development of others.
Cartoonist John McPherson’s syndicated comic panel, Close To Home, appears in more than 700 newspapers throughout the world, including The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, The Tokyo Times, The Hanoi Daily News and The Quesnel Ontario Cariboo Observer. John has published thirteen book collections of his work, has an award-winning line of greeting cards with Recycled Paper Products, and various other licensed products. His cartoons are regularly featured in many Chicken Soup for the Soul books. In addition to cartooning, John has an active speaking career, which allows him to entertain audiences with humorous revelations on the life of a syndicated cartoonist.
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In today’s high-pressured, fast-paced and hectic world, comedy and humor can help us step out of the routine of our daily lives, laugh at ourselves and our foibles, gain new perspective, and return to the challenges with a renewed sense of lightness and joy.
No role is more important in life than that of a mother. At the same time, no role demands more from an individual than the role of mother in today’s world. Called upon to be nurturer, cook, counselor, mediator, advocate, chauffeur, nurse—and often the sole provider—the stresses are great, the challenges are strenuous, and the demands are never-ending. But, in the long run, the rewards are both immeasurable and enduring.
We hope that this lighthearted look at the lives of mothers—from conception, through the toddler and high-school years, to dealing with empty-nest syndrome—will provide you with many laughs, chuckles and smiles. Take a moment, step back and see the humor inherent in the demands of everyday life. Most importantly, remember not to take it all too seriously!
This collection of cartoons is a new venture for us at Chicken Soup for the Soul. We are excited to be teaming up with John McPherson, whose Close to Home cartoons have added humor to a number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles over the years.
©2007. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street , Deerfield Beach , FL 33442.
John McPherson hails from Painted Post, N.Y. He holds mechanical engineering and English degrees from Bucknell University and began drawing Close to Home in 1992. He currently lives in upstate New York with his two sons. Close to Home is syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate.
Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: HCI (March 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.2 x 6.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces